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Twitter mocks Trump for saying he has ‘very high levels of intelligence’

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Twitter let him have it.

President Donald Trump continued to cast doubt on the effects of climate change, claiming that his “very high levels of intelligence” have given him pause about the issue.

The president boasted about his intelligence–something he’s done several times in the past–during a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post published on Tuesday.

When asked about a climate change report released by his administration last week, the president did not seem to agree with its findings. Earlier this week, he said something similar, saying he didn’t “believe” in the report’s findings.

“One of the problems that a lot of people like myself—we have very high levels of intelligence, but we’re not necessarily such believers,” Trump told the Post. “You look at our air and our water, and it’s right now at a record clean… As to whether or not it’s man-made and whether or not the effects that you’re talking about are there, I don’t see it—not nearly like it is. Do we want clean water? Absolutely. Do we want clean air to breathe? Absolutely.”

Naturally, Twitter quickly mocked Trump—yet again—for boasting about his intelligence.

In the interview, Trump also said that oceans are “very small,” which prompted another round of roasting.

You can read all of the Washington Post‘s interview with the president here.

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Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich

Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).